UiO is Norway's oldest institution for research and higher education, with 28,000 students and 7,000 employees. UiO celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2011. UiO has 8 faculties, 2 museums and several centers. In addition, UiO has 10 Norwegian Centres of Excellence.
UiO honorary doctorate (doctor honoris causa) is given to prominent, usually international academics.
Four scientists affiliated with the University of Oslo have been awarded Nobel Prizes for their research, and one for his efforts to promote peace.
The University of Oslo has played a pivotal role in many of the major changes in Norway over the last 200 years. In connection with our bicentennial in 2011, we published stories about the University's contributions to society.
Highligts from UiO's more than 200 years long history.